Product ID: 2292 - English
Published: 30 Oct, 2015
GLIDE: FL-2015-000145-SOM
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 3.098137 x 45.8733938
BottomRight: 3.9827793 x 45.2942651

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This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of potentially saturated soils and probable flood waters in the Buulobarde Shabelle region of Somalia. Using satellite imagery acquired 30 October 2015 and 02 January 2015, UNITAR-UNOSAT identified a total affected area of roughly 10,434 hectares in the Shabelle Dhexe and Hiraan provinces. As of 30 October 2015, approximately 10,088 hectares of possibly saturated wet soils, as well as about 346 hectares of probable standing flood waters were detected over the districts of Bulo Burto, Jalalaqsi, and Jowhar. Due to the low spatial resolution of satellite data used for this analysis, the exact limit of flood water is uncertain. Detected water bodies likely reflect an underestimation of all flood-affected areas within the map extent. This analysis has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR-UNOSAT.
Satellite Data (1): Radarsat-2 (HH)
Imagery Date: 30 October 2015
Resolution: 12 m
Copyright: MacDONALD,
DETTWILER AND ASSOCIATES LTD. (2015)
Source: Canadian Space Agency
Satellite Data (2): Landsat-8
Imagery Date: 02 January 2015
Resolution: 28.5 m
Copyright: USGS
Source: USGS
Road Data : Google Map Maker / OSM / ESRI
Other Data: FAO SWALIM, USGS, UNCS, NASA, NGA
Analysis : UNITAR - UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR - UNOSAT
Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10.3